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    No Negotiation With WikiTerrorists

    No Negotiation With WikiTerrorists

    If there were any doubt that WikiLeaks is not about open government, but giving aid and comfort to enemies of the U.S., then the latest release of a State Department document listing facilities vital to U.S. security ends any doubt. 

    The document is described by the BBC — hardly a right-wing organization — as a terrorist wish list:

    A long list of key facilities around the world that the US describes as vital to its national security has been released by Wikileaks.

    In February 2009 the State Department asked all US missions abroad to list all installations whose loss could critically affect US national security.

    The list includes pipelines, communication and transport hubs.

    Several UK sites are listed, including cable locations, satellite sites and BAE Systems plants.

    BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus says this is probably the most controversial document yet from the Wikileaks organisation….

    The critical question is whether this really is a listing of potential targets that might be of use to a terrorist, our correspondent says.

    The cable contains a simple listing. In many cases towns are noted as the location but not actual street addresses, although this is unlikely to stop anyone with access to the internet from locating them.

    There are also no details of security measures at any of the listed sites.

    What the list might do is to prompt potential attackers to look at a broader range of targets, especially given that the US authorities classify them as being so important.

    There is no possible justification for the release of this document other than to harm the U.S.  The document has nothing to do with policy or diplomacy or any of the other excuses used for the release of diplomatic cables.

    In related news, Julian Assange is renewing his threat to release his “insurance” file, supposedly the most sensitive documents, if he is arrested or WikiLeaks shut down.

    I say we call Assange’s bluff, even if it is not a bluff.  No negotiation with terrorists.

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    sort of runic rhyme | December 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks, quiznilo! But I can't write and am a techno illiterate, as well :}

    Don't we all think now, that if State had ANY sense left, it's in a CYA and "making lemonade" mode these days and writing less than forthright, even fictional assessments, just in case? Meanwhile, the apparatchiks must be scrambling for effective comm protocols and killer encoding/ stenographics because someone let them in on the secret that this is the 21st C. and hackers rule.

    Maybe they should hire 256 bit key Assange for cyber security. He seems fairly proficient at it.

    Lilac Sunday, a bullet in the head is cheaper.

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    "No negotiation with terrorists." Again with the terrorists gibberish.

    Why does freedom of information cause you to be so terrorized that you soil yourself?

    The information being 'leaked' by the WikiLeaks document dumps shows groups of conspirators totally committed to performing nefarious acts and lying about it all the while they perform these acts. The very same group of conspirators then tell you that the leaker is a 'terrorist!'

    And _YOU_ (William A. Jacobson, Associate Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School) of course blindly accept the stories by the conspirators.

    FYI – Love the shoot the messenger solutions. Lets us terrorize them. It does not bother some to be lied to, what really pisses them off is that some smarty pants is telling them they are being lied to.

    Ema Nymton
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    sort of runic rhyme | December 7, 2010 at 9:19 am

    This has out Monty Pythoned the original– Assange's arrest in Britain for having sabotaged a condom in Sweden.

    I agree with telling the Assange "Publish and be damned".

    Then I say we extradite the little twit, try him for espionage, and send him before a firing squad when he's convicted.

    The next mo-fo waiting in the wings to expose US secrets might pause a little, if he knew we were actually serious about protecting our interests…


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